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Donna Roth LuvnMom - Feb 4, 2013

HELP - overcooked pork loin roast

I wanted to make the Dr.Pepper Pork for SuperBowl Sunday... problem- could not find my slow cooker lid... your guess is as good as mine as to what happened to it... actually my guess has something to do with teenagers, breakage and tossing it without my knowledge.

Anyway, had to convert to oven time/temp. I had a 6 lb roast, went for 325 degrees & 3 hours in my enameled cast iron dutch oven. In just 2.5 hours the temp was already at 175... so not what I was expecting. My beautiful roast came out so dry. There was still plenty of liquid in the pot & the carrots came out yummy & shockingly not mushy considering.

Any ideas how to utilize this? There's a lot left over. I'm thinking about trying to mince it and mix into a wonton filling or something, though not really sure how to easily mince the meat... wondering if I can put it through my kitchenaid shredder.

Thanks for any/all ideas!!! ♥


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Millie Johnson BISCUITMAKR
May 12, 2013
Bonnie, I was surfing the net the other night and saw a video on making homemade lunch meat. Very cool ! They chopped added some prepared gelatin and spices, mixed, and molded into a plastic wrap lined pan. Put in fridge overnight and ta da, lunchmeat !
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Dianne Ward dianne710
May 12, 2013
I would simmer the meat gently with just a little water to moisten it, shred it in loose shreds and add my fave BBQ sauce. Pulled Pork!!!
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Donna Roth LuvnMom
Feb 4, 2013
Ooh, the Frig-a-dillen sounds a lot like the chicken croquettes that my mom made when we were kids.

Thanks again everyone for all the help!!!
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Bonnie D. Utahn
Feb 4, 2013
Millie, yours reminds me of my Little Grandma's Minced Ham Sandwiches. She would mince the ham with a knife so it would still have texture to it, add mayo, pickle relish and fine chopped green onions on sour dough or rye bread. They were so good! Of course they were, because Little Grandma made them! She also made "lunch meat" out of leftover chicken, beef and pork. She got creative with whatever she had on hand, and they were always eaten without a crumb left.
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Heidi Hoerman heidicookssupper
Feb 4, 2013
My mother made something she called "Frig-a-dillen" which was leftover roast pork, left over potatoes, and onions run through the meat grinder, mixed with a raw egg, and turned into patties that she fried. We kids almost liked them better than the preceding roast. I know now that what she was doing was a variation on the Danish "Frickadeller" which is made with fresh ground pork -- not that anyone in the family was Danish mind you, but her mother must have picked it up somewhere along the way.